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Geospatial Analytics Dissertation Defense: Nikki Inglis

Online NC

Dissertation Title: Temporally dynamic viewscapes for modeling the past and future of visual landscape amenities Advisor: Dr. Jelena Vukomanovic, Faculty Fellow, Center for Geospatial Analytics; Assistant Professor, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Abstract: The visual connection humans make with the 3-dimensional elements of their surrounding landscape––known as a viewscape––is the primary way people…

Geospatial Analytics Dissertation Defense: Kellyn Montgomery

Jordan Hall 5119 2800 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC

Dissertation Title: Analytical approaches for plant pest management across the biosecurity continuum Advisor: Dr. Helena Mitasova, Associate Director of Geovisualization, Center for Geospatial Analytics; Professor, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Abstract: Non-native plant pests and pathogens threaten biodiversity, ecosystem function, food security and economic livelihoods. Minimizing damage from biological invasions involves dynamic, multiscale…

Geospatial Forum with Dr. Diego Riveros-Iregui (UNC Chapel Hill)

Jordan Hall 5103 2800 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC

A rapidly growing body of work suggests mountain streams emit surprisingly large amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Studies in these environments are scarce and estimates of CO2 fluxes from aquatic environments are poorly constrained. High-altitude tropical grasslands, known as “páramos,” are characterized by high solar radiation, high precipitation, and low temperature. They also…

Geospatial Forum with Prof. Catherine D’Ignazio (MIT)

Jordan Hall 5103 2800 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC

As data, including geospatial data, are increasingly mobilized in the service of governments and corporations, their unequal conditions of production, their asymmetrical methods of application, and their unequal effects on both individuals and groups have become increasingly difficult for data scientists–and others who rely on data in their work–to ignore. But it is precisely this…

Geospatial Forum with Dr. Daniela Jones (NC State)

Jordan Hall 5103 2800 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC

Biomass feedstock utilization has the potential to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and improve energy security while decarbonizing our energy needs. Energy crops, short rotation woody crops, municipal solid waste, and agricultural and forest residues are considered promising sources of renewable energy. Computer modeling has proven to be a key tool towards minimizing logistics cost.…